Open Carry Activist Charged With Shooting Death Of Husband, Stepdaughter
A member of Open Carry Tarrant County and Open Carry Texas, is facing capital murder charges after two people were discovered shot dead in her home. Veronica Dunnachie, 35, was arrested by police as she drove herself to a nearby mental hospital following the shooting.
Veronica Dunnachie, 35, is in custody and bail had not yet been set, according to the police.
According to Tarrant County records, the residence is owned by Russell Dunnachie, a house where Veronica reportedly lived with her husband, their three young children and his adult daughter from a previous relationship.
However, relatives of Veronica Dunnachie said she was no longer living at the home and court records indicated she filed for divorce in October.
The bodies of her alleged victims were discovered after police were called to perform a welfare check at the house.
A nearby Elementary School was briefly placed on lockdown. The lockdown was lifted shortly after Dunnachie was taken into custody.
According to a cousin, Elizabeth Rojas, Dunnachie had distanced herself from their family in recent years, and they had not seen her in nearly three weeks.
She said her cousin was an avid gun user and regularly posted about her gun use on Facebook. Those pictures were circulated by Open Carry groups.
Dunnachie has been actively involved in open carry rallies that have been staged at businesses like Target.
In the following image, Dunnachie is on the left, the wife of Kory Watkins, leader of Open Carry Tarrant County is on the right at an open carry rally in Target’s parking lot.
Fortunately, Target responded to a call from Moms Demand Action to end open carry of guns in stores and parking lots, and now asks customers to leave their guns at home. Unfortunately, Kroger has not agreed to ending this practice in their stores, even after sustained pressure from Moms, leaving their customers at risk.
C.J. Grisham, leader of Open Carry Texas, will surely deny that she was a member of his extremist group of gun toting miscreants, but there are screen shots which have circulated which will counter any denials by him and I’ll be happy to tweet them out, because I’m nice like that.
His response to the deaths in which he’s intentionally vague:
Travis Raymond Kuenstler asks CJ Grisham on Facebook to “Please delete your post and encourage others to do the same, privately.”
She ‘likes’ him, too.
Bobby is not surprised.
“Mama didn’t raise no victim,” writes Open Carry Tarrant County.
Here Dunnachie is at another Texas business with Open Carry activists. The man to her left is Guy Potter, he was part of the group that menaced Moms Demand Action members last November in Arlington, TX:
Here she is looking like every other Open Carry activist. Size matters, amirite?
Veronica, just like her colleagues with the aforementioned gun groups, objects to a ban on open carrying firearms in Kroger. You see, they are all law-abiding citizens, that is, until one of them opens fire.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are asking Kroger to end the practice of open carry in its stores for exactly this reason. This woman is a close associate of at least two of the folks that have been photographed carrying fully loaded high capacity weapons inside Kroger grocery store locations. Kory and Janie Watkins (both with extensive arrest records of their own) are pictured with Dunnachie in the image above.
Kory and Janie Watkin’s mugshots:
Janie Watkins at a Dallas area Kroger store.
I’ve said this countless times: We don’t know who these Open Carriers are so how are we to determine which one is a “good guy with a gun” because obviously, Veronica isn’t.
Big thanks to my source whose anonymity will be respected here. Also, thanks to CoCo, a gun owner with gun sense.
All images obtained via social media, thereby making them fair use.